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Dobro DM-33

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How long did Gibson build these?

 

My dealer has had one hanging in his store for four years!

I think it was made in about 1983. They want $2k for it.

 

Engraved with the Rose.

 

I need one bad, with a round neck.

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I own a DM33 made around 2000. I'm not sure how long Gibson built these but I think they may be discontinued now.

Mine has the Hawiaan pattern like a National Style O.

 

I would point out that most of these DM33's have a spider bridge with 10.5" cone. I recommend you try playing a few Nationals

with biscuit bridge and 9.5" cones before you buy. I think you would find the biscuit style reso to be more suitable for playing

bottleneck blues. I plan to sell or trade mine eventually after I purchase a National.

 

With that said, I believe the Gibson DM33 is a very high quality instrument. Fit and finish, plating, are all top-notch. I've heard a lot of folks diparage Gibson Dobros but I think the criticism is not warranted.

 

drive-south

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